Day 5: Harriet Tubman

Notable Quote: “I freed a thousand slaves I could have freed a thousand more if only they knew they were slaves.”



Background: Harriet Tubman born into slavery in the 1820s. When she was young, she was beaten by her master to the point that she suffered a brain injury, so they tried to sell her, but couldn’t. Later on, her masters died and she and her brothers were about to be sold, so she took her brothers and ran away. There is so many other things I could say about her, but I encourage you to do some research for yourself.

Activism: Harriet went on to take many slaves through the Underground Railroad once she had run to her own freedom. So, Harriet ended up fighting in the Union Army in the Civil War and participated in a raid that freed over 700 slaves. After the Civil War, Harriet worked tirelessly towards women’s suffrage alongside Susan B. Anthony.


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